Contemporary Japanese Fashion
the Gene Sherman Collection

In 2009 the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney received an outstanding collection of contemporary Japanese fashion from Dr Gene Sherman. Gene’s keen eye for avant-garde Japanese fashion led to a generous donation of over sixty garments and accessories by leading contemporary Japanese designers Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Sydney’s Akira Isogawa.


Published by Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery in collaboration with Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

48 pages, full-colour, paperback

ISBN 978-0-9750715-6-4


Foreword by Dawn Casey and Debbie Abraham

Essay by Amelia Groom

Interviews by Margaret Merten and Dr Claire Roberts